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CAE opens Gulfstream-dedicated aviation training centre

Official inauguration of the new Savannah Training Centre © CAE
Official inauguration of the new Savannah Training Centre © CAE

CAE has inaugurated its first Gulfstream-dedicated business aviation training centre, a key development in training more and technicians over the coming decades. Located near Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. headquarters in Savannah, the new centre can accommodate up to four full-flight simulators (FFS). The first, a Gulfstream G550 FFS, began operating in January and the second, a Gulfstream G280 FFS, will be ready for training in July. The maintenance training programme, featuring state-of-the-art virtual reality, will be offered on Gulfstream G280, G650, and G500/G600 business jets. The Savannah facility is 's fifth business aviation training centre in the United States.

“Savannah has been home to Gulfstream's worldwide headquarters for more than 50 years,” said Mark Burns, President of Gulfstream. “I am confident that CAE will reap the same great benefits we've received from this welcoming community and, of course, the incredible workforce we have here.”

“The inauguration of the CAE Savannah Training Centre is a significant milestone in terms of the advanced training and customer experience we offer to Gulfstream operators, making it more convenient than ever for their pilots and maintenance technicians to train with CAE,” said Marc Parent, CAE's President and . “CAE Savannah is a showcase for innovation. Virtual reality, for example, will be used in both the theoretical and practical elements of our maintenance training programme. CAE Rise™ will also be used on all simulators, empowering instructors with technology that delivers insights and data to enrich training for pilots.”

CAE Rise™ uses metrics-based insights (MBI) and telemetry data to show instructors objective data during live training, allowing them to focus on evaluating soft skills. The technology, developed for both civilian and military pilot training, also provides analytics to proactively detect and address emerging safety trends.

The Savannah Training Centre represents another significant milestone in the growth of CAE's business aviation training network and its commitment to meeting the global requirement for an additional 32,000 business aviation pilots and 74,000 business aircraft maintenance technicians by 2032. CAE now has five centres dedicated to business aviation training in the U.S. in New Jersey, Nevada, Texas, Florida and Georgia, as well as its centre in Montreal, rounding out its North American presence.

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